UPCOMING FORUMS

“Transformation can only be accomplished by man, not by hardware. A company cannot buy its way into quality.”

― W. Edwards Deming, Out of the Crises

EPRA FORUMS SPRING SERIES 2021

March, April, and May, 2021 - see details below | Free access to members - JOIN NOW

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From Theory to Better Practice: What works (and what Doesn’t.)

Reliability scholarship is heavy on theory. Ideas, concepts, and data that can shake your understanding and help you see challenges in a new light.

So, what happens next?

This spring, EPRA Forums focuses on what it takes to turn those ideas into reality.

EPRA Practitioners join us from across industrial America—and beyond—to discuss the theory behind many facets of electric power reliability. More importantly, they share the processes that moved them beyond “best” practice… and onwards in pursuit of better.

Cost reduction. Higher efficiency. Increased safety record. Reliable electric power systems. These aren’t just concepts; they are achievable goals that require the right approach. Register for the Spring Series of EPRA Forums and join your peers as we share the knowledge and skills that can help you get there.

FEATURED PANELISTS

Martin RobinsonMARTIN ROBINSON

IRISS
Founder, Owner, CEO

 

Larry BryantLARRY BRYANT

Domtar
Director of Reliability

 

Daniel FerrellDANIEL FERRELL

Flint Hills Resources
Electrical Reliability Specialist

 

Tim HaagTIM HAAG

Stepan
Electrical Reliability Specialist

 

Bill RodemanBILL RODEMAN

Land O' Lakes
Electrical Program Manager

 

Chuck BakerCHUCK BAKER

Power Pro 360
President

SERIES DETAILS:

MARCH

March 18, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - JOIN NOW

Plant Shutdown and Turnaround: Processes, Procedures, and Planning

What does electric power reliability have to do with shutdowns or turnarounds? If you have ever had to plan the power needs of shutdowns, you might think “nothing.” When data is available, it is central to driving work during these times, and has become a critical component of the planning process. But how do you decide what work to do in the absence of data?

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APRIL

April 22, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - JOIN NOW

Protection Systems in 2021: Are You Protected?

Solid state equipment outperforms electromechanical equipment across the substation—and it often comes with a high price tag. But although “solid state” is often used as a synonym for “reliable,” no equipment is impervious to failure. With the move away from electromechanical equipment towards semiconductor-based electric power system assets, how can you ensure that new equipment is properly protected? What protection systems are available? Can it be done cost effectively? What testing protocols are needed to mitigate possible failures? A panel of EPRA practitioners discuss these issues and more so you can provide the protection your equipment needs now… and in the future.

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MAY

May 20, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - JOIN NOW

Root Cause Analysis and FMEA in Electric Power Systems

There is a tendency for Root Cause Analysis and FMEA work to get carried away; to leave common sense behind and turn into a never-ending “solve world hunger” process. What measures must be in place to prevent that from happening? How do you use these tools in conjunction with real world restrictions such as limited resources, budgets, and lack of support? How can you overcome those obstacles and address the items most likely to cause damage, downtime, or lack of reliability? How can you identify “bad actors” in electrical systems that for many facilities has been in place for over a half of a century? A panel of EPRA practitioners will explore this topic and reveal the ways that have worked for them.

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